Introduction to Biological Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2311.
The process of design is introduced along with approaches to solving engineering problems, manipulations and presentations of engineering data and applied engineering concepts. (WR)
Principles and engineering applications of biology. Principles and applications of biochemistry, genetics, microbial systems, animal systems, ecological systems and global systems. (B) (WR)
Applications in Biological Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010 or equivalent.
An overview of the research and applications of biological engineering, such as bioprocessing, biotechnology, transport processes, biosensors, bioremediation, biological materials and biomedicine.
Credits: 2; Prereq: general biology, general chemistry and differential equations or the equivalent.
Quantitative laboratory studies of activities of biological systems, including microbial, plant and animal systems. (B)
Land and Water Resources Engineering
Credits: 4; Prereq: ENV 3040C and MAP 2302; Coreq: CWR 3201 or EGN 3353C.
Introduction to hydrology, flow through porous media, flood routing, grade control structures and erosion control.
Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems
Credits: 4; Prereq: EML 3007; Coreq: ENV 3040C or CGN 3421 or ESI 4567C.
Transport phenomena, steady and unsteady-state heat conduction, radiation, free and forced convection, mass transfer, psychometrics and thermodynamics of biological processes.
Physical and Rheological Properties of Biological Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2045, MAC 2313 and PHY 2048.
Theory and use of physical and rheological properties of biological materials in agricultural engineering applications.
Nonpoint Source Pollution Modeling
Credits: 2; Coreq: ABE 3212C.
Concepts, principles and application of modeling and monitoring for assessment and management of nonpoint source pollution. Design and implementation of monitoring systems. Concepts of modeling agroecosystems and land use impacts on hydrologic/water quality response of upland catchments. Model selection, calibration, validation and application for comparative analysis. Screening models using geographic information systems. Case studies in current watershed management issues with a focus on agricultural waste and nutrient management using existing field and watershed models.
Fundamentals and Applications of Biosensors
Credits: 3; Prereq: Senior standing (4EG).
Intended to provide a broad introduction to the field of biosensors, as well as an in depth and quantitative view of biosensor design and performance analysis. Fundamental application of biosensor theory will be demonstrated, including: recognition, transduction, signal acquisition, and post processing/data analysis.
Remote Sensing in Engineering: Science, Sensors and Applications
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAP 2302 or the equivalent.
To develop an understanding of remote sensing theory, systems and applications using information obtained from the visible/near infrared, thermal infrared and microwave regions of the EM spectrum.
Design of engineered agricultural and biological systems and devices. Problem definition analysis, synthesis, project management, economic, environmental and social impacts. Individual and team projects.
Credits: 2; Prereq: senior standing (4EG), ABE 4042C and two courses in area of specialization.
Senior capstone design project.
Power and Machines for Biological Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: EGM 3520 and EML 3007.
Design and specification of power and machine elements applied to agricultural, biological and land and water resources or food engineering; fundamentals of power units, design of machine elements and power transmission.
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Credits: 4; Prereq: ABE 3212C.
Irrigation and drainage systems design, including pump sizing and specification, water distribution systems, plant water requirement, drainage systems and flood control.
Structural and Environmental Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 2012C and ABE 3612C.
Design and analysis of structures and environmental modification systems used in agricultural production.
Post-Harvest Operations Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 3612C.
Engineering principles and practices of post-harvest operations for the maintenance of quality of agricultural products. Design of systems and facilities.
Applied Microbial Biotechnology
Principles of microbial biotechnology with emphasis on applications of microorganisms for industrial processes; e.g., energy, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and chemical.
Quantification of Biological Processes
Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 2062 or BSC 2010, EGN 3353 or CWR 3201, and ABE 3612C.
Quantitative description and analysis of biological processes pertaining to microbes, plants, animals and ecosystems. Biological transport phenomena, bioenergetics, enzyme kinetics, metabolism, bioregulation, circulatory and muscle systems, agroecosystems. Analytical and experimental laboratory for development of quantitative skills.
Food and Bioprocess Engineering Unit Operations
Credits: 4; Prereq: ABE 3612C, CWR 3201 or EGN 3353C.
Analysis of thermal freezing, evaporation, dehydration, contact equilibrium and mechanical separation processes as governed by the reaction kinetics and rheology of processed foods.
Individual Study in Biological Engineering
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated up to 12 credits; Prereq: recommendation of department chair.
Selected problems of projects in the student's major field of engineering study.
Integrated Product and Processing Design 1 in Biological Engineering
The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes -- on time and within budget.
Integrated Product and Process Design 2 in Biological Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 4912.
The second part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes -- on time and within budget.
Professional Issues in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Current developments in agricultural and biological engineering, principles of agricultural and biological engineering practice and professional standards and ethics.
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated up to 10 credits; Prereq: instructor permission.
Variable subjects provide content for the study of agricultural engineering topics not offered in other courses.
Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
One-term industrial employment, including extra work according to a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations. (S-U)
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with a change in topic up to 6 credits; Prereq: must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honor program; minimum 3.5 GPA required.
An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program. Students will complete a project on a select topic, issue or problem.